Molly Metz

Combining collage elements with richly painted surfaces, Molly Metz’s paintings explore the complexity of existence—from the cellular to the astronomical and the terrestrial to the aquatic, as well as the nooks and crannies in-between. The artist frequently employs humorous words and short phrases in her works, tiny texts she embeds within odd-shaped forms such as cells and squiggles. Metz’s paintings often hold secret surprises, including extemporaneous and process-oriented sketches on their reverse sides.


Molly Metz was born in 1992. The artist received an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a BA from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.

Solo exhibitions of Metz’s work include: Close Closer at Fleisher/Ollman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2021); and a show at Day Space in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2017).

Group exhibitions that have included Metz’s work have taken place at: Fjord in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2020); Pilot Projects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2019); the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2016); Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2016); and YUI Gallery in New York City (2017).

Metz lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.